A month ago, the Iranian parliament voted in favor of a draft bill, entitled “Islamic Penal Code”, which would codify the death penalty for any male Iranian who leaves his Islamic faith. Women would get life imprisonment. The majority in favor of the new law was overwhelming: 196 votes for, with just seven against.

This is setting a dangerous precedent against those who choose to practice their faith in peace. One reader, who’s received an overwhelming amount of agreement, dares to suggest that some of the world’s worst problems could be fixed if there was no religion. As more and more people start to believe this, more and more people won’t allow the practice of religion even if it’s done peaceably. Some may be discouraged in some countries while others will be simply put to death. So is this a sign of end times? Keep in mind that Christians have been persecuted for hundreds of years. We’re only now being made aware of these persecutions in the mainstream media.

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